Category Archives: Friday’s Letters

Friday’s Letters 9.0

Dear Self-  
It has been such a rough past month or so.  And things have been so crazy.  
Just know that I am proud of you and I love you.
Dear Nasty People in the world-
 You will not bring me down.  But go ahead and wear yourself out trying…
Happy Friday, friends.  Be strong.
Linking up for my only blog post this week.  Sorry y’all!  I hope to bounce back soon.


Friday’s Letters 8.0

Dear Baby Jesus– THANK GOODNESS IT’S FRIDAY!!!!!!!!
Dear Chest-wrenching Cough that I Have had all Week– You’re bags are packed.  I left them by the front door.  I called a cab.  You can leave anytime now.  Nice knowin’ ya.
Dear Liam and Collin–  What say you two conveniently decide to sleep in until 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning?  NO?  How about 8:30?  8:00?  Fine.  7:30, and that’s my final answer.
PS– I love you both IMMENSELY
Dear Broccoli– I love you.  You look like a tree, you’re a platform for spicy ranch, and you help a sista out.  I could go on and on, but I think those reasons alone prove my case that you’re the best veggie alive.
Dear Maria–  Thank you for making me the most delicious coffee every morning (Hazelnut Iced Coffee, to be specific).  You are very important to me.
Dear Bed–  Thank you for housing me and my sick, pitiful self for the first 3 days of the week.  I probably could have left your side a few times, but you just wouldn’t let me.
Dear Grilled Cheese–  Ima eaaatttt youuuuuuuu!!!!!
Dear Current Job–  I am worth WAY more than you make of me.  You know what that means, don’t you?  I don’t know when, or how, or where, but I will be finding a replacement for you.  The main thing is that now, I know WHY.
Dear Family–  Thank you for always supporting me.  Each and every one of you play a significant role in my life, my happiness, and my sanity.  I promise to always honor you.
Dear Friends–  As I said in my last post, Happy Friday!  
Linking up for Friday’s Letters with Ashley and a ton of other amazing bloggers!  
As always, go peep her blog.  She’s great!
Until next time….


Friday’s Letters 7.0

Dear blog– Please forgive me for neglecting you all week.  I can’t believe I haven’t done a single post.  It’s not that I didn’t WANT to.  You’ll just have to trust me on that one.  I’m hoping you and I get to spend more time together next week.
Dear fellow bloggers– Has this ever happened to you?  I have been so busy this week that not only have I had a limited amount of free time, but in that free time, I haven’t been able to come up with anything interesting to write about.  I’d call it “writer’s block,” or better yet “blogger’s block,” but it is so much more than that.  “Thinker’s block,” possibly.  How do you combat this if and when it has ever affected you?  I don’t want to fall of the face of the blogosphere every time I have a stressful week.  Any and all suggestions would be welcome and appreciated.
Dear Hub– OMG.  All I wanted to do was curl up next to you this morning and not move.  You are so comfy.  I’m sorry I fell back asleep when you went down to make our coffee.  And thank you for sending me a text (“Get up.”) to wake me back up.  It worked. 
Dear Liam– First soccer lesson this weekend!!!  Aren’t you so very excited?  If not, I’m excited enough for the both of us!  I promise you’ll have fun Bubs.  I can’t wait to see how well you do!
Dear Collin– I see dat wittle toooof poppin’ through doze wittle gumz!  I’m rootin’ for ya, Monkey!
Dear 80 degree weather that is on its way– Everything is better when you’re here.  Everything.  Never leave me.
Dear Mom– It was so nice spending time with you and AK last weekend.  Thank you for everything: the pictures, the lunch, the dress, the company.  I had such a good time!  You’re the best!  I love you!
Dear Bri and Alex– Can’t wait for a little girl time with you tonight!!!  Such a treat!  Let’s pretend like there’s no one else in the bar but us! 
Dear Friends– Have a wonderful weekend!  Make it just what you need.  Whatever that may be!

Linking up with Ashley from Adventures of Newlyweds!!  Every Friday, yo.  Every single Friday.  πŸ˜‰  If you haven’t yet, check her out!!!


P.S.- Here are some pictures from the week:

Friday’s Letters 6.0

Dear HOT 99.5’s Kane Show– 
Thank you and DJ Dirty Elbows for kickin’ it old school on the Weekend Rollout this morning.  In particular, thank you for playing Motown Philly.  
“Could it really happen, or do dreams just fade awaaayyy, yeah.”  
Took me back!  And it made for a pretty awesome car-dancing session, as well.

Tell me this didn’t just make your morning
Dear Lady with the “Baby on Board- Stay Back” Sticker on her car–  
I wonder, is that sticker a warning for other drivers, or perhaps a reminder for yourself that you shouldn’t be texting while weaving in and out of traffic at 70 mph without using your blinker?   
News Flash:  You’re the one driving like a maniac.
Dear Invisible Children
Thank you for my Kony 2012 package.  It came in the mail yesterday, and I was so happy to finally see it.  I already put on my bracelet (and gave the second one to a co-worker/friend), and I can’t wait to start Covering the Night.
Makin’ him famous
Kinda stylish?

Dear Liam and Collin
I don’t want a day to go by without you knowing how amazing you BOTH are.  
It’s just incredible to be your mother, and I am looking forward to all the years ahead of us.  
(Another Liam quote: “I’ll never let go of you.”  Me: “You’ll never let go of me?  Why?”  Liam: “Because I love you.”)
Special moments
 Dear Hub
Let’s play hooky from work again soon?  Circle yes or no.
I adore you.
Dear Roasted Veggie Cous Cous
You’ve got me wrapped around your tasty little finger.  I think hub is getting suspicious.  I’ll meet you at the fridge at midnight.  I’ll be the one wearing pajamas with bed-head and drool streaming down her chin.  HOT!
My edible lover
Dear Friends
If you read my post from a couple days ago, I hope that you know that I was coming from a really gentle and sincere place.  One of fairness and love.  I’m struggling with the thought that I may have offended someone with my opinion.  But when it comes down to it, I have to stand firmly by my beliefs.  Again, if I offended anyone, please accept my apology.
Have a very happy weekend, y’all.
Linking up with Ashley for Friday’s Letters!  Click on the button and link up too!

Friday’s Letters: 5.0

 DEAR LOTTERY GODS AND GODDESSES:  Please.  Just please.  And if not me, then someone I know well.  And if not them, then make sure whoever gets it does good with it.  But really.  Pick me!!!  Please?
Dear Dad:  Thank you for buying and sending me a copy of “The 5 Love Languages.”  I have been wanting to read this book for a couple years, and now I have it in my grips.  I’m ready to learn, as always.
Dear Liam:  Thank you for petting my hair this morning on my way out of the door and telling me: 
“I’m going to be four soon, and I’m getting bigger.  But I will always be your Bubba.”  
Seriously, could you be anymore amazing? 

So as a side note:  This was prompted by the “you’re not allowed to get any older” game that my friend Bri and I play with him.  I was making dinner last night, and I said that I was going to cry on his birthday (just joking with him), and he says: “No you won’t.  You’re going to have a cupcake.  And chips.  And that will make you happy.”  I wish you could all know him personally.  This kid is something special.

Dear Collin:  Thank you for choosing “Momma” as your first “kind of” word.  We’ll keep practicing.  πŸ˜‰
Dear Ray:  Watching you push through this week has been nothing short of admirable.  I know how much Jewel means to you, and she will always always always be with you.  Her sweet spirit will carry on in your actions and in the love you give to others.  She was one of most precious doggies I have had the pleasure of petting, and I will certainly miss her dearly, as well.  
Jewely Jewel
 Dear bladder:  Any way that we could strike some sort of a deal where you didn’t harass me every 20 minutes?  I’ve got work to do.  kthanks.
Dear semester:  I will not be sad to see you go in 5 weeks.  But I have learned a lot… including things about myself.  
Dear work:  You have kicked my ASS this week.  My blood pressure is up, my stress level is through the roof, my body is tense.  I am so glad that next week we’ll have our trusty sidekick Ellen Bo Bellen back in the office with us.  Aren’t you, work?
….and finally…. 

Dear Brenny:  If we win the lottery, let’s not lose ourselves.  Let’s stay true to our values.  Let’s continue to show our boys what hard work and sacrifice looks like, and what selflessness means.  Let’s go on a trip together.  Just me and you.  Let’s open the cafe we have always talked about.  Let’s still shop at Target.  Let’s be us, because no one will ever do that for us.
Linking up with Ashley for Friday’s Letters!  Check her out! πŸ™‚ 

Dear Friends:  What would you do with 540 million dollars?  
Wishing you lots of luck in winning the Megamillions jackpot, and wishing you all a fabulous weekend!

Friday’s Letters: 4.0

Well, well, well Friday–  We meet again.  What do you say we go somewhere we can have a little privacy, just me and you.  It’s just that I’ve missed you terribly….
What a hellish week this has been you guys.  HELLISH.  I mean, I am still smiling, don’t get me wrong.  But I have been on the verge of a panic attack for about 3 days now.   
Wine helped.

That said… let’s play Friday’s Letters with the adorable Ashley at Adventure’s of Newlyweds and all of her bloggie friends!  My fav link-up!
Dear Person Who Hit My Car When I Wasn’t in it (again) and Cracked my front Bumper and Chose Not to Leave a Note (again)–  What the eff, man?  Really?  I drive a Scion xD… one of the smallest cars on the road.  How hard is it to avoid hitting my car?!
Dear Ruby- Next time someone hits you and I am not there… jot down a quick description of the culprit, would ya?  kthanks!
Dear Tick that Bit my Son in the Most Awkward Spot Ever– Shame on you!  How DARE you bite my son and suck his blood.  Don’t you know how precious he is?  You better be glad he doesn’t have an infection from your nasty self, cause if he did, you’d be toast Mister!  Well… you are toast any way, but you get the drift.
Dear Aunt Flow– Just get it over with already…. this PMS thing is really cramping my style, literally.
Dear Hub– Can you see the little hearts floating out of my eyes when I look at you? [sigh] I just LOVE you!
Dear Raymond Ray Ray Rizzle Carey-We are here for you however you need us to be.  Just know we are thinking of you and sending you all the love and strength and HUGS we can muster.  
Dear Football Season–  Hurry up and get here!!!!  Sunday isn’t as fun without you!!!
Dear Liam and Collin–  Who loves ya?  πŸ™‚
Dear Friends–  Happy Weekend to you all.  I hope that everyone gets exactly what they need out of Saturday and Sunday!

I’m hoping this weekend will shift me back into Miss Happy Pants. πŸ™‚

To link up with Ashley, click the button!! 


Friday’s Letters: 3.0

So many letters, so little time.   

Isn’t it sad awesome that I turned everything I thought about this morning into a letter: 
“Dear shoes…” 
“Dear St. Patty’s Day…” 
“Dear 3 cups of coffee that did nothing for me…”  
“Dear Poppy seed in my toof…”
I’m in full-blown blogger mode.

Dear Husband– Thank you for telling me how pretty I look every single morning before I walk out the door.  And thank you for saying “I calls it like I sees it” when I thank you for the flattery.  You are such a sweet human being.


Dear New Coral Shirt–  I’m glad I decided to finally wear you today. Thank you for the rosy reflection you are shining on my face.  With your colorful brilliance, I could have skipped the make-up today and been just fine.  Okay maybe not.  But thank you anyway.

Dear Everything Bagels–  You stink.  You saturated my car with your garlicy, onionity stench.  You leave poppy seeds in my teeth.  But I cannot resist you.  You get me every single time.  
Dear St Pat’s Day– Thank you for giving my office an excuse to have a breakfast shindig this morning.  Twas a nice break from the normal routine.  On another note, I love your colors.

Dear Elderly Asian Man Power Walking on Campus This Morning and Doing the Fist Pump–  We don’t know each other, but if we did, we would be best friends.  You’re precious.  Thank you for making me smile.  
PS Elderly Asian Man–  Keep on keepin’ on.

Dear Wine– God bless you.

Dear Feet–  You’re getting special treatment this weekend.  And you need it.  BADLY.
Dear Bro-In-Law–  Thank you for buying and setting up a pedicure appointment for me this coming weekend.  Such a sweet gesture.
Dear Husband–  Tuesday with you was absolute perfection.  I can’t wait to have another day with just you.
Dear Friends–  As always, HAPPY FRIGGIN’ FRIDAY!
Have a wonderful, magnificent, scrumtrulescent weekend!!!

Linking up with Ashley from Adventures of Newlyweds for Friday’s Letters.  
Check her out and link up too!



Friday’s Letters: 2.0

Dear World–  Kony 2012 
Dear Today Show–  Thank you for allowing Jason Russell to come on your show this morning and confront the public scrutiny he is facing for trying to rally the troops and do something spectacular.  That man radiates peace.
Dear Blogosphere– I absolutely adore you.  Not only do you provide me with an outlet to express myself openly, honestly, and creatively, you also supply me with SO many wonderful blogs and bloggers to read and enjoy.  It’s truly inspirational for me to be able to connect with people I don’t even know, just by reading their daily/weekly posts.  Because let’s face it… that is what life is about!  Human connection!   
As a side note, I’m finally hitting my stride (I think) in terms of finding my niche 
and my voice in this viral community, 
and I am looking forward to seeing what continues to 
manifest from my blogging efforts.
Dear PINTEREST!–  Even though you make me want to be a professional cook, a model, a photographer, and a designer,!  And you are good for the connection thing too… just on a little bit more of a superficial level.  I’m okay with that so long as you provide me with mindless distraction from the monotony of my job.  
Dear Job– Thank you for being boring and for allowing me the freedom to indulge in other parts of my life that I love, like my family and my schoolwork.  And blogging.  And pinterest.  Facebook… meh… over it.
Dear Facebook– Although I love posting pictures on you, you are quickly becoming my least favorite social media platform.  I am not willing or able to part ways with you, but if you want a bigger spot in my life, something has to change.  I miss us.
Bubba (aka- Liam)
Dear Liam and Collin–  
Keep shining baby boys!  
Momma loves you to the moon and stars and back, 
with no imaginable end.   
Puppy (aka- Collin) chillin’ with his big bro  πŸ˜‰
Dear Husband–  I am soooo looking forward to spending all day Tuesday with you. –random day, i know-  An entire DAY without children.  No babies crying no toddlers begging.  Just me and you.  Let’s just lay in bed and hold each other and cry ourselves to sleep.  I love you, my lover.
Dear Mom–  Thank you for being such a wonderful person.  I know there have been times you wanted to ring my neck, but I love you endlessly for refraining from doing so.  It is so admirable to watch you step up to the proverbial plate to be there for those you love.  I know how much Aunt Kathy needed you this week, and you didn’t skip a beat.  You never do.  
Dear Body–  All 175 pounds of you!  You are perfect.  Go on with ya bad self!  
Dear Friday–  Your only purpose is to propel me into the weekend.  Okay, and to give me a day where I convince myself that my otherwise daily bowl of oatmeal can justifiably be replaced by a [healthy but insanely delicious] breakfast burrito.  I guess you’re alright afterall.
Dear FRIENDS!-  Have a marvelous, stupendous, beautifully perfect weekend… whatever that means for you.


Friday’s Letters

Dear Husband– I don’t tell you enough how proud I am of you and of us for making this whole “family” thing work.  It’s hard, it’s crazy, it’s exhausting, and it’s chaotic.  But you and I have somehow managed to only grow closer to each other through all of this insanity!  I am so glad you’re my bestest.  If I could make one small request: Please hang up your towel on the towel rack after you’re done showering.  I have done it for you for the last 2 years… because I love you, of course!
Dear Collin– You can start sleeping all the way through the night ANY time now, my love.  You’re 5 months old, and will be driving soon.  It’s time to get regular with the sleep schedule.  It’s for the best, Pupp!  I promise!
Dear Liam– You melt me.  You amaze me.  And as Dr. Evil would say:

Dear Melissa–  You’re on my mind daily, and I continue to send out love in your name.  Space and time have no bearing on my desire to be a part of your life.  I still hope that one day, somehow, you will come around.  If not… I’ll always love you.

Dear Person who Scraped Up Against my Car While I Was Not in it and Chose Not to Leave a Note–  One word:  Karma.
Dear Emily Neill– Happy Birthday, dear.  I hope you’re well.
Dear FRIENDS–  It’s FRIDAY!!  How happy does that make you!?  What are you doing this weekend?  Do tell!
Dear Ashley–  Thanks for starting this awesome outlet!  Friday’s Letters are a great way to vent, especially for people who do the majority of their venting through their blogs.
And lastly—- a nasty-gram.  I have posted my thoughts on this issue all over the place today.  I am absolutely sickened by this man’s words and the intent behind them. 
Dear Rush LimbaughDo you REALLY think that the only reason women take birth control is so we can β€œhave all the sex [we] want” without the consequence of pregnancy? It almost seems as though you (men) might know what it’s like to experience debilitating menstrual cramps, or an irregular menstrual cycle, or mood swings that alienate you from family and friends, or PERIODS, or the capability to carry and birth a child (with or without serious medical implications!). Has any man experienced any of these in a biological sense, and do you know how it feels and what it means to be a woman? I think not.  We all get it dude— you love to be the asshole.  Congratulations!  Bottom line, Rush:  You’re disgusting. 

Kindly and with LOVE to ALL~